Mommy's Favorite Things: 3 Things to Consider when Setting up the Perfect Yard Sale

Thursday, August 29, 2019

3 Things to Consider when Setting up the Perfect Yard Sale

It’s inevitable that our houses eventually get full of clutter that we don’t want or need. And, hosting a yard sale is a great way to clear out the house to make some space as well as a little money.
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If you have a look through your home’s clutter zones, you will likely find all sorts of things you have probably forgotten you own. They may only be worth a few dollars here and there, but it will soon start to add up to a decent amount of money that you could invest in a family vacation or that would simply take the edge off a few household bills for a month or two.
In this quick guide, we are going to look at three things that everyone should consider when they are setting up a yard sale and hoping to turn their household clutter into cash.

Have a Price for Every Item (But Be Flexible)

Many people make the mistake of hosting a yard sale without setting prices for the items they are selling.
You should be prepared to barter on any prices you set, but having a price tag on items lets you and the buyer know the starting price to begin the negotiation, and lets any family member completing the sale know how much you want to get for it.

Make Sure You Advertise So People Know the Sale is On

The yard sale won’t be successful if people don’t know it is happening. A sign at the end of the driveway is a good start, but not enough to draw a crowd, especially if you live in a quiet area.
From a quick trip online, you can use templates to create a flyer to advertise your yard sale and get a good amount of people to come to have a browse through your old clutter, leading to more sales.

The Layout of a Yard Sale is Important and Can Boost Sales

Don’t just pile everything together at your yard sale – try and put similar types of items together in groups.
Put toys with toys, and put books with books, and you will get people interested in those things spending time looking at every offering, which will often lead to more sales, as they may choose multiple items instead of just one. 
It can be very challenging to find space in the home, especially if your family is expanding with a new child one the way.
Your home is probably filled to bursting with old and forgotten toys, trinkets, and keepsakes that have fallen out of favor. You likely have all kinds of things that seemed like a good idea when you bought them but were soon abandoned to a dark corner in the garage or attic.
If you host a yard sale, you can soon clear the clutter to make some much-needed space in the home and a few bucks to put towards a home improvement, vacation, or grocery bill.


Mami2jcn said...

I've never had a yard sale but I definitely have a lot of things I should sell! Thanks for the tips.

Dana said...

Great tips....we have a sale every Fall. They sure are a lot of work, but the more effort you put into it, the better the outcome!